Tampa, Orlando residents create expansive LGBTQ film database

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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If you can’t name over 1,000 LGBTQ-focused films, Tampa Bay’s Brandon Taylor and Orlando’s Brock Cornelius would like to change that. The business partners—via the Orlando Entertainment Group, LLC—have created GayMovieDB.com, which they describe as the most comprehensive and easily navigable internet database available for films of interest to the LGBTQ community.

Launched in June 2018, GayMovieDB seeks to detail the whole of LGBTQ representation on film and make it easily accessible for users to discover new and interesting titles. The resource highlights selections from the silver to the small screen, listing over 1,150 full-length feature films, over 50 short films, 20 television series highlighting over 70 seasons and including data on over 9,000 celebrities.

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Utah’s first privately funded teen homeless shelter opens

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) – Six years ago, when Kristen Mitchell started thinking about opening a temporary shelter for homeless and unaccompanied youths, she knew it was an enormous undertaking.

“For most of that time, it was such a big, crazy idea I didn’t dare talk about it,” she said, according to the Deseret News.

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Prism program to offer shelter, programs for LGBT homeless teens in St. Pete

By : Zach Caruso
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St. Petersburg – Family Resources, Florida’s crisis counseling agency and shelter for runaway and homeless teens, is about to make history.

We’ve talked to our foster system, and we know that there have been kids who were almost adopted, but the thing that kept them from being adopted was that they came out as gay, said program director Nicole Leslie. That’s so heartbreaking that it’s something that would determine whether or not a kid has a home.

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